October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Final piece of Ground Zero steel calls Putnam County home  Free Access 

The final piece of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center following the 9-11 terrorist attacks now calls Putnam County home. More...

Anger Over Proposed Retiree Health Insurance Contributions

A proposed dramatic increase in retired county employee health insurance premiums has raised the ire of the nearly 400 affected former workers.   More...

Keeping Women Safe

Fifty women donned gym attire Saturday and for nearly three hours exercised feverously while learning how to protect themselves against predators.  The community wide self defense class, tabbed “See Something – Do Something” pr More...

New EDC President Has Putnam County Ties

Putnam’s new Economic Development Corporation (EDC) president Jill Varricchio is no stranger to the county.  More...

General Stories

First Snowfall Of The Season

Putnam’s first snow of the season has fallen.   A series of snow squalls turned the atmosphere into a winter-like appearance Sunday at 12:34 p.m.  The snow lasted for about five minutes and no accumulation resulted. More...

Candlelight Vigil To Remember Victims Of Domestic Violence

The People Against Domestic Violence has scheduled its annual candlelight vigil for Monday evening in Carmel.   The proceedings begin at 6 p.m. More...

Awards Presented For Going Above And Beyond

Individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of others through their community and human service accomplishments in Putnam County were honored last week at the Annual Awards Breakfast hosted by the Putnam Community Service Network. More...

Editorials

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

No longer a lover! exclaimed an aged patriarch, ah! you mistake me if you think age has blotted out my heart. Though silvery hair falls over a brow all wrinkled, and a cheek all furrowed, yet I am a lover still. More...

Word of the Week

Rigmarole \RIG-uh-muh-rol\   More...

Letters to the Editor

Investigation Needed

To the Editor:  Although I am pleased that the recent decision by the Putnam County Supreme Court resulted in a $325,000.00 reduction in the assessment of my home imposed by the Town of Putnam Valley, I find it to be a somewhat pyrrhic victory.& More...

Residents of Putnam Deserve Better Than Mudslinging

To the Editor:  More...

Fleming Holding Town Back

To the Editor:  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Jay Lindsay

Melvin Jay Lindsay, master ceramicist, sculptor, painter and adventurer, died on Sept. 27, 2015, in Carmel, New York, of heart failure at age 72. He was a longtime resident of East Fishkill, NY. More...

Breaking News - 10/27/2015 11:26 AM

Retirees confront county lawmakers over health insurance contributions  Free Access 

There was standing room only on Monday evening at the historic Putnam Courthouse when more than 150 men and women packed the chamber as the county Legislature conducted a public hearing on the 2016 Putnam budget.  More...

Breaking News - 10/26/2015 5:12 PM

Kent child revived after fracturing skull  Free Access 

A five-year-old boy residing on Horsepound Road in Kent, critically injured Sunday afternoon when he fell down a flight of stairs and stopped breathing, was revived by emergency responders and admitted to the Westchester Medical Center in critical More...

5th Graders Become Scientists

A glorious fall day with golden sunshine and mild temperatures greeted dozens of students last Friday, who ventured to the Lake Tonetta waterfront in Southeast where for two hours, the 10-year-olds became field scientists.   More...

Adam Levy Defends His Record

As Election Day looms, the battle for Putnam County District Attorney has turned into an ugly slugfest. Both candidates are Republicans, and each charges the other with unethical misconduct. More...

Cupola Restored to Its Place Atop Foundry

In a dramatic scene last week at the Office Building that once was a hub for the West Point Foundry, workers lifted its 21-foot-cupola from the ground and carefully set it atop the bell tower, three stories high.  More...

Around the County

Community Harvest Dinner at George’s

On Friday, October 30, The Carmel Rotary Club is hosting a Community Harvest Dinner at George’s Place in Carmel from 4:30-8pm. The menu includes turkey, sausage and peppers or a veggie wrap for dinner, and pumpkin pie for dessert. More...

Enterprise

From the Chamber

Tourism Budget Criticism Is Incredibly Short-Sighted

At the recent legislative budget hearing, there was a pretty strong discussion about the 2016 tourism budget and the wisdom of the County’s considerable investment. More...

Sports

Section One Football Finals Likely To Be At Dutchess Stadium

Section One is leaning heavily toward hosting its Class AA, Class A, and Class B high school football championship games at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill in two weeks.  Section One football chairman Chuck Scarpulla said he is “99 percent su More...

Foley Returns, Mahopac Football Moves to Quarterfinals

MAHOPAC – On a night when Mahopac High School senior quarterback and captain Dan Foley returned from a season-long injury, it was senior running back Christian Donahoe who led the charge.  Behind Donahoe’s three rushing touchdowns, t More...

CHS Athletes ‘Volley For A Cure’

Carmel High School Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Volleyball teams put their united energies into a game last week to “Volley for the Cure.”  The girls’ efforts paid off and together over $450 was raised to benefit the Americ More...

Columns

Cunningham’s Corner  Free Access 

Meet Dini LoBue: Obstructionist & Cynic

She Delays Philipstown Senior Center at Every Turn, Rails Against Tourism ‘A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.’ –Oscar Wilde More...

Worship Services

Worship Listings

First  Presbyterian  Church  411 Route 6N, Mahopac  Phone/Fax: 845-628-2365  mahopacchurch.org Sunday  Services at 8:30 & 10:30am  Thursdays & Saturdays10am-4pm Gift &   More...

Birth Announcements

John Joseph Eagan

Born on July 3, 2015, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center to Matthew and Patrizia Eagan of Hopewell Junction, NY. John Joseph was 8lbs 7oz and 21 inches at birth. Maternal grandparents are Gian-Piero and Giovanna Lupi of Hopewell Junction. More...

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‘No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.’ ~Hal Borland